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Shuaibah Expansion IWP


The Project was requested by the Government to be developed on an urgent basis to add 150,000 m3/d net water desalination capacity.  SAMAWEC, the successful bidder for the Shuaibah IWPP, was invited to submit a proposal to develop the Project broadly under the same economics and contractual arrangements as the Shuaibah IWPP. The Project is located on a reclaimed land south of Shuaibah III IWPP.  The Project is currently on full production.


Other Details


Project Company: Owned by SAMAWEC (60 %), PIF (32 %) & SEC (8 %).


SAMAWEC is owned 30 % by ACWA Power & remaining 30 % by Malaysian consortium (Tenaga Nasional Berhard, Malakoff Berhard & Khazanah Nasional Berhard).


EPC Contractor


Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. of South Korea


Desalination Plant by Doosan


10 trains based on Reverse Osmosis (RO) Desalination Technology


O & M Sub – Contractor


First National Operation & Maintenance Co.


Total Project Cost


SAR 877 million (USD 234 million)


Plant Availability


Over the life of the Project, the Plant will have an average availability of 96%. Under the PWPA no planned outages are allowed during the summer period or the Hajj period, since the water and power demand during these periods is the highest.


Project Schedule


Shuaibah Expansion IWP Milestones


WPA Signature


Financial Close


Start of Reliability test (30 days)


Project Commercial Operation Date (PCOD)



Developers of Shuaibah Expansion IWP
ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia (www.acwapower.com)

Malakoff Berhard, Malaysia (www.malakoff.com.my)

Tenaga Nasional Berhard, Malaysia (www.tnb.com.my)

Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia (www.khazanah.com.my)